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John G. P. Leek View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Oberlin, Ohio, from 1970s to c. 2002.
Classification: Builder

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May 07, 2018:

Note from Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, May 4, 2017. —

John G.P. Leek came to the United States in 1961. He worked for Walter Holtkamp Jr. in Ohio, then as organ technician for Oberlin College. He started as an organbuilder while in Oberlin, Ohio, c. 1976; He was sole proprietor doing business under his own name as both organbuilder and harpsichord maker. He retired around 2002 and his son, James, took over the business. James Leek incorporated in 2006 as the Leek Pipe Organ Company. The company relocated to Berea, Ohio and is still active as of May, 2017.

Staff: John Bishop (graduate of Oberlin); Jim Schwiefert; James Leek.

Sources:

  • Kayla Raville, Marketing & Customer Service Assistant, Leek Pipe Organ Company. Email to editor Stephen Hall, May 3, 2017.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Active in Oberlin, Ohio, c. 1981; organbuilder and harpsichord maker; active in 1989.

Sources:

  • Boston Organ Club Newsletter, 128, 2.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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